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Pennsylvania Board of Canal Commissionersí Records with Allied Records of Canal Companies Chartered by the Commonwealth (of PA): Descriptive Index
The PA Canal, built by the Common. during the mid-

Our Price: $35.00
By Hubertis M. Cummings (ed); Genevieve Blatt (pf)
Year: 1959
Pages: 235
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 1422309592

The PA Canal, built by the Common. during the mid-1800s, was a highly unsuccessful experiment in public ownership. No constant & profitable public revenue resulted from its operation, & recurrent problems & difficulties marked its maintenance by the Commonwealth. The reports, letters, & accounts of the PA Board of Canal Comm. include eminent figures such as N.Y. Gov. DeWitt Clinton; Benjamin Wright, builder of the Erie Canal; William Strickland, Phila. architect & engineer; John A. Roebling, builder of suspension bridges, incl. the Brooklyn Bridge; Matthias Baldwin, Nathan S. Roberts, David Bates Douglass, Josiah White, & William Milnor Roberts, Francis Rawn Shunk, William F. Packer, & John W. Geary. Covers the period 1825-1858.

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